Specialization: Health Policy
Erika Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. As an applied health policy researcher, she uses mixed methods to evaluate issues related to the allocation of scarce public health resources, the adoption and impact of public health policies, and ways to improve the sustainability and impact of open health data platforms. Her work in HIV policy includes examining the fairness and flexibility of the federal allocations for HIV care and prevention, interstate variation in state HIV programs, the budget impact of expanded HIV screening on public programs, how the Affordable Care Act will affect HIV care, the impact of New York's HIV testing law and Ending the Epidemic policy strategies, and the evolution of New York's policy response to opioid overdose. In addition to her HIV policy research, she studies how public health agencies can release open data in a way that is more usable and fit for public health research. She has considerable experience working with government clients to translate evidence-based research into practice.
Articles she’s written have appeared in an array of leading health and public policy journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. She was the staff writer for a letter and companion report to the US Department of Health and Services secretary regarding recommendations to maximize the value of Healthdata.gov.
Dr. Martin received her B.A. from Brown University, her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from Yale University. At Rockefeller College, she teaches courses on policy analysis and research design.
- Palmer, B. (2018, January 16). We should treat everyone like we treat HIV-positive patients. Slate.
- Mongan, E. (2017, November 15).SNFs' neighborhoods, Medicaid reliance linked to providers' fiscal stress. McKnight's Long-Term Care News.
- Anonymous. (2017, December 7). SUNY study: nursing homes in minority neighborhoods provide poorer quality care. Times Union.
- Hamilton, C. (2017, November 1). ). Two things certain in Albany: death and coroner elections. Times Union.
Other Rockefeller College News:
- Virtually No Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation
- The Inside Story: Scholars Martin and Fox Are Central to Rockefeller's Health Policy Research and Teaching
- Assessing the Impact of HIV-Testing Policy Changes: Q & A with Erika G. Martin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
- Faculty Spotlight: Erika Martin discusses major challenges to HIV testing, treatment and care in the U.S.
- Life After the Ban: An Assessment of US Syringe Exchange Programs’ Attitudes About and Early Experiences with Federal Funding
- Rockefeller College's Erika G. Martin Serves on Institute of Medicine Committee Looking at How to Evaluate National HIV Policies
- Rockefeller Experts Consider Healthcare reform